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The Confitería del Molino, once a bustling pastry shop adjacent to the Argentine Capitol building, reopened recently for a few hours in a sneak preview of its full restoration. Carlos Schroder for NPR hide caption

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In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days

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Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr., center) is an athletic and popular star student in director Julius Onah's film, based on J.C. Lee's play. Jon Pack/NEON hide caption

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Is This Star Student A Saint Or A Sociopath?: 'Luce'

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Neil Armstrong tests out his spacesuit and camera in April 1969, three months before he would actually set foot on the moon. NASA/Project Apollo Archive hide caption

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

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L to R: Mary (Michaela Watkins), Cynthia (Jillian Bell), Nathaniel (Jon Bass) and Mel (Marc Maron) get taken to a second location in Sword of Trust. IFC Films hide caption

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In 'Sword Of Trust,' A Questionable Antique, An Unquestionable Cast

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Spider-Man Faces The Usual Villains, An Unusually Tricky Storyline In 'Far From Home'

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'Ophelia' Sees The World Differently Than Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet

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'Toy Story 4' Reaches For An Even More Resonant Sense Of Closure Than Last Film

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Movie Review: 'Late Night' With Emma Thompson And Mindy Kaling

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'The Fall Of The American Empire' Is An Intimate Crime Comedy With An Intellectual Twist

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Hollywood's Best Hopes To Keep Moviegoers Engaged After 'Endgame'

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Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Aims To Correct 1st Film's Problems, Replicate Success

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(Clockwise from top left) Toy Story 4, Aladdin, The Kitchen, Dark Phoenix, Men In Black: International, Late Night. Disney/Pixar, Daniel Smith/Walt Disney Studios, Alison Cohen Rosa/Warner Bros. Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures, Emily Aragones/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Before Dungeons and Dragons, there was Tweed and Trees. Nicholas Hoult plays young JRR Tolkien in Tolkien. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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The Tale Of Young 'Tolkien' Adopts The Language Of A Standard Biopic

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Juliette Binoche Stars In 'Non-Fiction,' A Comedy About Book Publishing And Adultery

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